What happens on St. Patrick’s Day?
Savannah is host to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country. The festivities kick off with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the party continues throughout the city. Visitors flock to the historic district of Savannah for food, drinks, live music, and the love of all things Irish! Find out more here.
What essentials should I pack?
Bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes and a camera for seeing all the sights of the Historic District. We recommend packing sunscreen and an umbrella to be sure you’re covered for Savannah’s quick-changing weather. Don’t forget your swimsuit and flip-flops if you’re headed to the beach or pool!
What children’s activities are nearby?
Savannah offers plenty of activities for kids and families to enjoy, including the Savannah Children’s Museum, the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, and Dolphin Magic Tours. Check out a complete list here.
Can I walk to River Street and City Market?
Downtown Savannah is extremely walkable. All of our preferred hotels in the Historic District are just steps from River Street. If you’d like to be as close as possible to all the shopping and restaurants that River Street offers, we recommend the Homewood Suites Savannah Historic District/ Riverfront as it’s located right on the river! For the closest access to City Market, we recommend the DoubleTree Savannah Historic District and the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District, both located just half a block away.
Where is SCAD?
The Savannah College of Art and Design (or SCAD) has nearly 70 buildings and facilities located throughout the city. For a list of all facilities and locations, please visit the SCAD website.
What type of team-building activities are available in Savannah?
There are lots of team-building activities in Savannah! We recommend solving puzzles to beat the clock at The Escape Company, taking a pedal-powered tour on the Savannah Slow Ride, or creating your own high-quality bath products at Nourish!
Where do you catch a trolley in Savannah?
Old Savannah Tours offers trolley stops throughout downtown Savannah. There are stops located just steps from our preferred hotels, The Doubletree Savannah Historic District, The Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District, The Quality Inn Savannah Historic District, and The Homewood Suites Savannah Historic District/Riverfront. For a complete list of trolley stops and routes, visit the Old Savannah Tours website.
How many squares are in Savannah?
Originally, Savannah had 24 squares however over the years we have lost 2 from urban development. Savannah currently has 22 beautiful squares in the city.
Where is Paula Deen’s restaurant?
The Lady and Sons Restaurant is located in the downtown historic district at 102 W. Congress St. Directions can be accessed here. It is a short walk from several of our preferred partners.
Where is Forrest Gump’s bench?
Forrest Gump’s famous bench is now located in the Savannah Visitor’s Center Museum.
How do you get to Forsyth Park?
Forsyth Park is located at the southernmost boundary of the Historic District. Details are here.
How do the Savannah pedicabs work?
The pedicabs are pedal-powered rickshaws that are free to ride, however generous tipping based on ride and duration is encouraged.
Is there a shuttle to and from the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport?
There isn’t an airport shuttle, however taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts are easy to find in the city.
What are the best restaurants in Savannah?
There are so many amazing restaurants in Savannah! From fine dining at the Olde Pink House to casual slices at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s Pizzeria, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for during your stay in Savannah! Find a detailed list of restaurants here, and our recent blog post on Savannah’s best new restaurants here.
Is there Uber or Lyft in Savannah?
Yes! It’s quick and easy to catch an Uber or Lyft throughout the city, if you have the associated app.
How far is the beach from Savannah?
The beautiful beaches of Tybee Island are only about a 20-minute drive from downtown Savannah or a day trip to Hilton Head Island is about 1 hour each way.
Where can I find meeting and event space in Savannah?
Savannah is an ideal location for your next meeting. Find everything you need to know about holding your next meeting in Savannah here.
Which Savannah hotels are pet-friendly?
If you’re traveling with your pet, we recommend The Quality Inn Savannah Historic District located on Bay St, just half a block from River Street and City Market. Please contact the hotel at 912-236-6321 directly for any associated fees and limitations.
What’s the best way to get around the city of Savanah? Do I need to rent a car?
Walking is a great way to see the Historic District, and the city is very pedestrian-friendly – no need to rent a car! However, if you prefer not to travel on foot, there are lots of options for getting around. We recommend taking a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour, with stops throughout downtown. For more options, check out our blog post on getting around Savannah.
How does parking work in Savannah?
Most hotels in Savannah charge a nightly fee for valet parking, especially downtown where space is limited. At all of our preferred hotels, the valet parking fee includes unlimited in and out privileges. Our preferred hotels also offer bus parking for an additional fee. There are city parking garages throughout the downtown area. (More info.) Street parking is metered and enforced as follows – North of Liberty Street: Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, South of Liberty Street: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
A Visitor DAYPASS allows limited parking in any city parking garage/lot, parking overtime in limited time zones or at any parking meter with a time limit of one hour or more for a period of 48 hours from date of purchase. Prices, hours, and additional details can be found here. Check out our blog post on parking in Savannah for more information.